Tue 27-02-2018 17:59 PM
ABU DHABI, 27th February, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates News Agency, WAM, and RT Television Network, Russian international television network, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to strengthen cooperation and facilitate the exchange of information including news and broadcast content.
Mohammad Jalal Al Rayssi, Executive Director of WAM, and Maya Manna, Head of RT Arabic, signed the MoU at the Council’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi, in the precense of Mansoor Ibrahim Al Mansoori, Director-General of the National Media Council.
Speaking on the announcement, Al Mansoori said, "This MoU reflects the National Media Council's strategy to strengthen cooperation and partnerships with key players in the global media sector to meet the national objectives of the UAE Centennial 2071 Plan. We are confident that the MoU will contribute to the empowerment and further development both parties."
"At RT Arabic, we appreciate the rapid and distinctive growth of WAM as a news agency, which reflects the development of media in the UAE. To work with WAM is one of the most promising opportunities for us in the Gulf region," Manna said.
As per the agreement, the two entities will work towards enhancing relations between the media sectors in both countries. They will exchange news, programmes, on-air competitions, and content to serve their objectives and future vision.